Time: About 4 Hours.
Bravery Level: 4 Star - Involves drilling a lot of holes in your boat...which scares some folks...like Skipper Bob!!!
www.chipford.com will give you Chuck Bennet's idea with some good pictures and a link to www.boatcoversdirect.com where you can purchase the Bimini Top. The Bimini is also availabe from www.catalinadirect.com.
You should get the stainless steel tubing as someone is bound to grab the frame to steady themselves and then...goodbye frame and possibly goodbye buddy!!!
It took Mark and I about 4 hours to install this upgrade.
The bimini top comes with a heavy duty riveting tool, for putting in stainless steel rivets, that you can send back for credit but I suggest you keep it. It will be great when you decide to build the Mast Crane.
Chuck Bennet's Bimini Top